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5 years ago#1
For Pokemon like Haunter, Machoke, Kadrabra, Graveler, Onix, Scyther.
All these poke require you to trade the Pokemon to evolve. When should you evolve these pokemon.
As soon as possible? As soon as they evolve? Thanks.
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5 years ago#2
Haunted to gengar doesn't matter as they both learn the same moves at the
same level

not sure about the others they may miss moves if done too late or too soon
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5 years ago#3
Yea. I was researching that too while I was writing the post. I forgot to mention is. But besides the learning moves, I was wondering if the pokemon who evolved would have increased stat gain per level compared to an un-evolved pokemon.
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5 years ago#4
Moves are gonna be the same. Evolved they will have higher stats due to evolutions typically having higher stats over all (though I don't think they gain stats any faster than their pre-evos. They just have higher bases). The only reason not to evolve would be if you like a certain pre-evo over its evolution.

Of course this only applies to the first 4 non-item holding Trade Evolutions. The later introduced ones tend to have different stat focuses or completely change the Pokemon's type all together. (Scyther -> Scizor being an example of both)
5 years ago#5
But besides the learning moves, I was wondering if the pokemon who evolved would have increased stat gain per level compared to an un-evolved pokemon.

Stats are based on four things in these games:

IV - immutable, set when you encounter a Pokémon (wild) or breed the egg (breeding).
Base stats - immutable, set by species (so all of one species have the same base).
EV - mutable, obtained by fighting/using vitamins.
Nature - immutable, set when you encounter a Pokémon/hatch egg.

As you can see, it's not the same as some RPGs (no stat gain per level basis). For example, you have three identical Geodude (same IVs, nature, everything). Keeping EVs the same, you level all three up to 100...but you keep one a Geodude until 98 (let it evolve at 99, trade it, level to 100), one to 25 (evolve it, then to 100), and you trade one immediately after it evolves (level 25 Golem, level to 100). All three Golem, despite different methods, will be the same.
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5 years ago#6
Thank you very much you guys. It is very much appreciated. I'll try to apply this information when I level pokemon and evolve.

I totally forgot about the whole IV, EV thing. It makes sense now.
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